Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


November 1, 2012

News in brief


The one-day workshop will be offered Thursday, Nov. 15, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at NECC Riverwalk, 360 Merrimack St., Building 9, Entry K, in Lawrence. The cost is $25. It includes light refreshments.

This workshop will explore Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Foursquare, as well as the importance of having a robust website. It is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center, Northeast Region at Salem State University.

This panel discussion will be moderated by Margaret Somer, regional director of the Small Business Administration’s Small Business Development Center at Salem State University. Panelists include three social media marketing experts: Keith Griffis of Simple Media Marketing, Carol Sanger of the Web Division, and Julia Campbell of JC Social Marketing.

To register, call 978-556-3700. For more information visit or contact Dianne Lahaye at 978-659-1222 or

Something about Andover schedule

During Novemeber, the Andover Chroniclers show “There’s Something about Andover” will include a segment devoted to explaining the coming changes in Medicare. In the second segment the group interviews Frank Melendez, the nutrition program coordinator at the Andover Senior Center, who talks about the various food service programs available at the center.

Residents can watch the award-winning cable-access show “There’s Something About Andover” on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m.; and on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9 a.m. on Channel 8 (Verizon Channel 47). The show is produced by the Andover Chroniclers, volunteer seniors from the Andover Senior Center, and is one of Andover Community Access & Media’s longest running shows.

DPU to investigate grid modernization

The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities will launch an investigation in an effort to ensure that electric distribution companies adopt grid modernization technology and practices that will enhance electric service reliability and empower customers across the Commonwealth to better manage their use of electricity so that they can save money on their electricity bills.

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